Ordering lab tests
Updated over a week ago

You can easily order lab or diagnostic imaging tests from the TELUS Collaborative Health Record (CHR). You use the provincial lab requisition forms or the diagnostic imaging facility’s form to order tests.

You must first ensure that the required forms are added to your CHR. TELUS Health creates and maintains provincial requisition forms. If you are missing a form, contact the TELUS Health support team through the support chat so that we can add the form to your domain. If the form is new or demand for it is low, having a copy available will ensure that we add the correct form for you.

You may need to customize the form to meet your clinic workflow and needs. For example, the form pulls in patient home phone, however, you use patient cell phone. For more information, see Creating Form templates.

Requisition forms often have many select boxes to fill out. If you often select the same options when requesting lab tests, you can use AutoFill Templates. For example, for a bloodwork requisition, you may have an AutoFill Template set up for a patient who is anemic and another one for a patient who is diabetic. The specific tests for each are auto-selected and any text is added for you, saving time. For more information, see Creating autofill templates (for forms)

If you are integrated with electronic labs, you can use Form Reconciliation to link requisitions and lab results. This ensures you can follow up on important requisitions. For more information, see Form Reconciliation.


  1. From the patient chart, click Start/Open > Forms.

  2. Click Add Form.

    💡 Tip: Save time while creating encounter notes by adding the form directly from within an encounter. See Adding forms to encounters.

  3. Search for and select the requisition form to use. The Auto Fill Template window opens.

    💡 Tip: Organize all your requisition forms into a folder to easily find them. See Organizing your templates into folders.

  4. Select the required data points to pull into the form. Click Apply.

  5. Complete the form as required and click Save. For more information on form actions, see Using electronic forms.

  6. To send the requisition form to the lab vendor by fax, click Fax. Or, click Print and give the requisition to the patient.

Updated April 19, 2022

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